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Critchley: We’re Going To Need The Squad Throughout This Busy Period

14 December 2020

Neil Critchley has confirmed the squad is nearing a clean bill of health coming into Tuesday night’s game with Hull City.

Danny Ballard is nearing a return to training after missing Saturday’s game with Oxford United, and that will leave the Head Coach with a fully fit squad to choose from heading into the matches over Christmas.

“We’ve got pretty much a fully fit squad to choose from, which will give us a real boost over Christmas,” Critchley said.

“I’d like to think that’s down to how we manage the squad, but it’s of course down to a bit of luck as well. You can’t do anything about impact injuries which you may sustain in-game or training, but you can try and reduce the muscle injuries picked up by altering your training regime; the volume of training, how you train and how you manage the players in the game throughout the season.

“We’ve got good experience within the coaching staff here on how to best manage the players to keep them both fit and fresh throughout the season. We’re going to need the squad throughout this busy period, as we have lots of games on the horizon.

“It provides us with a selection headache for all of the matches, but it’s a really good position to be in.”

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